Author: Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Publisher: A.S. Noordeen (2006)
Pages: 185 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
It is important to understand Islam from a cultural point of view because the basis of much of the current turmoil within Muslim countries and conflict with their neighbors can be attributed to cultural clashes.
Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, West Indies, but grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979 and an M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985 at the University of Riyadh, College of Education. In 1994 he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales.
Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (which is known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UEA. In the year 2001, Dr. Bilal established the first accredited Islamic University on the Internet called Islamic Online University (http://www.bilalphilips.com/iou). He was a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University and is currently the head of the Department of Islamic Studies at the Preston University Ajman, (http://bilalphilips.com/preston).